Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List


 

 
  As at 29 Jan 2020  
     
  DATE CLAIMER FOR 2021 : (August,  Friday 6th - Monday 9th 2021)  Moreton Island Camping.  Walking Weekend 4 days. Date claimer. More information early 2021.  Weekend has been booked with Alan Gennings at Blue Lagoon. Leader: Carmel Cash M: 0438 242 249 E: carmelcash@bigpond.com  
     
  JANUARY 2020  
 

The FMR calendar for 2020 has been published on http://fmrqld.bwq.org.au/  The following events are open to adult financial members of adequately-insured bushwalking clubs, and are either free or incur a small fee to affray the costs of training materials and wear-and-tear on gear. More details of each event will be available closer to the date,. To nominate for any event, email fmrqld@gmail.com

8 Mar                Basic Navigation - Peter Rollings 

5 Apr                 Advanced Navigation - Doug McDonald 

19 Apr               First Aid Refresher - Tom Bor 

10 May              Beginners' Abseil - Rob Manthey 

6-7 June            Search and Rescue training weekend 

4-5 July             Vertical Self-Rescue training weekend 

16 Aug               Basic Navigation 

6 Sep                 Operating an incorporated association in Queensland

 
     
 

Sat 11th DW S T3 F3 - Mount Cotton Walk. This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Directions here:  Contact Geoff Arnell ph 0448 946682

 
     

Sat 18th Jan - DW M44-  Stairway Falls O'Reillys - We are heading to O'Reilly's for this walk.  We will follow the West Canungra circuit to the Blue Pool, where we will turn left and leave the West Canungra track to follow the creek down to Stairway Falls. This track has beautiful scenery and as we will be continually crossing the creek.  As the water is so low we shouldn't get wet feet.  This walk involves rock hopping as we follow the creek but is easy rock hopping and is pebbles in some places.  If it’s a hot day we can walk through the water to keep cool. We will have lunch and a swim at Stairway Falls.  We return the same way. Leader : Julie Cummings 0422 318 283   
     
 

Sun 19 Jan S 1-3 - 9th Mystery Champagne Walk. Another great afternoon to start the 2020 Year, meeting and greeting both old and new Walking Friends & Buddies. $6.00 p.p. Payment can be made either at January meeting or Direct deposit when the time draws closer. Fun filled afternoon is assured. More information contact Carmel Cash M: 0438 242 249 E: carmelcash@bigpond.com    

 
     
  Sat 25th Jan - Kayak  -Tingalpa Creek mouth area. High tide 2.5 10:03 - Contact David Rae david.r.rae@gmail.com  
     
  Mon 27th Jan DW M T2  F3 - Warrie Circuit. Leaving Redlands 6am for a 7.30 am start from the Talabana carpark picnic area at Springbrook. There should be plenty of water in the waterfalls and creek crossings. Contact Amanda Fichna 0401 017 941  
     

FEBRUARY 2020  
     
 

Sat 1st Feb - Bike Ride -  BR M4 4 - Cleveland to Victoria Point - We will meet at the toilets at the Fitzroy Street entrance to Henry Ziegenfusz Park, Cleveland at 7 am and start by cycling  along the road to avoid the park runners.  This will be a scenic, leisurely ride to Victoria Point with a combination of bike paths, board walks and back roads.  We will enjoy a coffee and cruise back the same way.  Allow 3 hours.  No need for a flash bike.  Bring some water. Plenty of parking if you want to bring your bike on car or you can cycle there.: Julie Cummings 0422 318 283 or Betty Murray 0408 129 24

 
     
 

Sun 2 Feb - AB - Abseil training at Kangaroo Point. This is a practice session for those people going to the Blue Mts. Others are welcome to attend and any new to abseiling may come along. Ropes and gear supplied for those who have none. Bring water morning tea, hat etc.

Meet at Kangaroo Point rotunda at 0700, finish mid to late morning. Contact Ted 0428753297 or Trevor 0411512202



   
 

Sun 2 Feb - DW M T3 F4 Purlingbrook Falls . Meet at Apple Tree Carpark  (see map) .Leave Redlands at 6am,  Approx 1hr 45mins travel time meet at Appletree carpark, Springbrook.  Walk starts from Appeltree carpark, we cross the road onto a fire trail and walk to the start of the track which is a lot of steps down to the creek, cross the creek if the water level is low we can rock hop otherwise we get our feet wet. We walk up onto the trail and follow the creek along where we have a few more creek crossings and staying on track until we get to Purling brook falls. We will then head up to Purlingbrook falls picnic area /Toilets and have morning tea. We then head back the same route to the cars, remembering that what goes down must go up so we have the steps and the incline at the end to finish us off. Lunch somewhere along the way. It is a pretty walk mostly shaded. WHAT TO BRING: Lunch, snacks and AT LEAST 2-3 litres of water. You can probably get away without hiking boots but it would be better to wear them if you have them. All the usual day walk gear as per the website, poles will be useful if you have them. Other than that, it's the usual - sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent. Contact Amanda 0401017941  

 
     
 

Sun 9th Feb - Stand Up paddle Board (SUP), Single Kayak and Double Kayak. Swim and Relax. No experience needed. Can even do it on your knees until you find your balance, we get a short how to lesson beforehand if needed. Can share and swap around boards and kayaks if you like. If you have your own SUP or Kayak or Surf board bring this along. On their website there are a couple of videos to watch for some pointers.  www.currumbinboatshed.com. Where: Currumbin Creek, Gold Coast. The Boatshed Bait and Tackle. 2 Thrower Dve, Currumbin. Meet at 7.30am. Aim to leave Redlands around 6am. I will leave it up to everyone to organise their own transport arrangements.  Limited parking at the premises, parking available on surrounding roads. There are public toilets nearby, facing the water to the left in Apex Park. Cost: $20.00 for SUP and single kayak.     $25 for double kayak: hire time  1.5hours. Bring: Togs/Sun shirt/Boardies, hat, sunscreen, towel, change of clothes, water, snacks/morning tea/lunch. There is a Café serving coffee/juices/ smoothies and snacks, there is a Fish/chip shop opposite and at the RSL a café. Alternative activities: If you don’t want to sail. The banks of the creek are shady and grassy and plenty of picnic tables. Sit and read or a short walk over Thrower Dve bridge onto the board walk and around to a sandy beach on the inlet and have a swim. We will go and have a swim here after a snack and coffee at the coffee shop. Contact Amanda Fichna 0401 017 941

 
     
 

Mon 10th Feb - Kayak - Nudgee and Nundah Creeks. This paddle will take advantage of the highest day time high tide of the year 2.73 (10:30) where we are able to cross over at the portage between the two creeks. Contact David Rae david.r.rae@gmail.com

 
     

Wed 12th Feb - Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start. Slideshow by Leah - 'My year with the Redland Bushwalkers 2019'.  Come along and see Leah's beautiful walks for the past 12 month in photos.  
     
  Sat 15th Feb - DW S T3 F3 Venmans Reserve - More information to follow  
     

Feb 16th-24th - 8 nights:  Base Camp Blue Mountains;  2 Events  
 

 

EVENT 1 M T4 F4

This outing will entail a number of day walks around the Blue Mountains area, which may include Grand Canyon, National Pass, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Govetts Leap Cliff Top walk, Scenic World to Ruined Castle.  Accommodation will be in a house (probably in Katoomba). Dinner meals will be shared, with everyone cooking for the group at least once. This trip will coincide with a small group of abseilers who will be canyoning in the area.

Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

EVENT 2

Abseil is being run in parallel to the day walks for the Blue Mountains base camp.  Abseils may include the following drops:  Empress Falls, Malaita Wall, Bores Hed, Grand Canyon, Juggler, Fortress Canyon.  Other drops may also be included depending on conditions.  Accommodation will be as per BC running in the area at the same time, as noted above in Event 1

Leaders for Abseil:  Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297 David Rae 0400 459 519

 

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8

A deposit will be required by October to secure your position  Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

Click here for Info on walks:-

 

https://www.bestsydneywalks.com/blue-mountains-walks/

 

Click here for more information 

https://www.walkmyworld.com.au/posts/best-things-to-do-in-the-blue-mountains

 
     

Sun 16th Feb DW M T5 F4 - Larapinta Falls Christmas Creek Lamington - Leader Mats Andersson 0423 718 811  
     
  MARCH 2020  
     
  Sun 8th Mar - FMR - Basic Navigation - Peter Rollings. To nominate email : fmrqld@gmail.com  
     

Wed 11th Mar  Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     
  APRIL 2020  
     

Sun 5th Apr - FMR - Advanced Navigaton - Doug McDonald. To nominate email: fmrqld@gmail.com  
     
  Wed 8th Apr Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     
  Sun 19th Apr - FMR - First Aid Refresher - Tom Bor. To nominate email: fmrqld@gmail.com  
     

MAY 2020   
     
  Sun 10th May - FMR - Beginner's Abseil - Rob Manthey . To nominate email: fmrqld@gmail.com  
     
  Wed 13th May Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     
  JUNE 2020  
     
  Sat 6th to Sun 7th Jun - FMR - Search and Rescue Training Weekend. To nominate email: fmrqld@gmail.com  
     
  Wed 10th JuneClub Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     

JULY 2020  
     
  Sat 4th to Sun 5th July - FMR - Verticle Self Rescue Training Weekend. To nominate email: fmrqld@gmail.com  
     
  Wed 8th July Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     
     
     
  AUGUST 2020  
     
  Wed 12th Aug Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     
  Sun 16th Aug - FMR -  Basic Navigation. To nominate email: fmrqld@gmail.com  
     
  SEPTEMBER 2020  
     
  Sun 6th Sep - FMR - Operating an incorporated association in QLD. To nominate email: fmrqld@gmail.com  
     
  Wed 9th Sep Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     

OCTOBER 2020  
     
  Wed 14th Oct Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     
  NOVEMBER  2020  
     

Fri 6th to Sun 8th Nov RBC Christmas Breakup 2020. Further details to follow  
     
  Wed 11th Nov Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start  
     
  DECEMBER 2020  
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed 11th Mar  Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start
Wed 11th Mar  Club Meeting at The Lions Club Hall - Cleveland 7pm for 7.30pm start
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